Moonhack 2017 breaks world record of most children coding in 24 hours
Code Clubs Australia broke the world record for more children coding worldwide during the same day. Past August 15, more than 28,000 kids from 20 different countries – including New Zealand, Korea and Guyana – got together in their schools to work on their projects.
The event required participants aged 8-18 years old to create games, animations or websites in the platform of their choice. The only indication was that every deliverable should include a moon at some point. Another option was to accomplish one of Moonhack’s pre-determined projects in Scratch, Scratch Jr. or Python.
What matters most of the program is that it seeks to promote coding skills between children to incentivize their interest in ICT fields and further expand their future opportunities in the labor market.